FY24 Budget Proposal

The City of Williamsburg's Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Budget was published on March 31, 2023.

City Manager Andrew O. Trivette worked closely with City Council and City staff to construct the FY24 budget proposal, which recommends no change to the real estate tax rate of 62 cents per $100 of assessed value. 

Despite revenues being less than expected due to inflation, the City has an obligation to advance toward its vision of 2040. In developing the budget, City staff identified three budget priorities: 

    1. Establish the necessary funding to build a new downtown library.
    2. Improve the benefits package the City offers to staff, while they are employed and after.
    3. Eliminate the City’s reliance on U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds – and the associated limitations – for our public housing sites.

Of these three priorities, we are only able to fully fund the lowest cost: the employee benefits improvement plan. The proposed budget allocates about 45% of what is needed for each of the other two priorities, which includes funding for design of a new library and keeps the project on schedule by using both a short- and long-term financing strategy. 

Read the full budget proposal at williamsburgva.gov/budget. You can hear City Council discuss this proposal and voice your opinions during the next work session and regular meeting on April 10 and 13, respectively. You can also email the city manager or Council members directly at citymanager@williamsburgva.gov or council@williamsburgva.gov.

Adoption of the FY24 budget is slated for May 11.

FY24 Proposed Budget

City Manager Andrew O. Trivette released the FY24 Proposed Budget on March 31, 2023. You can view the proposal in full or in sections on the Budget page.

Letter to Residents

FY24 Letter to Residents Screenshot

City Manager Andrew O. Trivette mailed a letter to all taxpayers in the City of Williamsburg to explain his budget proposal.

Read the full letter.

Residents can offer their opinions on the proposal by emailing citymanager@williamsburgva.gov or council@williamsburgva.gov, or by speaking during an upcoming City Council work session or meeting. 

View the City Council schedule for April.

Balancing Act

Want to see the city manager's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024? The Balancing Act tool allows you to not only see the proposal but also to create your own budget.